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Big Star

) #82 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago Mexican, Latin,
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
+1 773-252-7767
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (210 reviews)
“queso fundido” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been coming here for awhile- always a good vibe, always some delicious food. Plus who'd have thunk that whiskey and taco's would be a good combo. I love the Al Pastor from them. Also the chorizo ones! What a great whiskey selection they have-...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An attractive beacon in Wicker Park, Big Star will hit the spot for a great drink and good food. The stars here are the bartenders who are very attentive and conscientious while curating a wonderful cocktail menu and tequila list. The house spirit, the small...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very cool vibe at this place. Great tacos and chips at a reasonable price. Margaritas are strong and good. They specialize in tacos - there's only a few other menu items like a salad and chips and guacamole. Each taco is around $4. We each...More

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was told by many people to visit this spot in Wicker park. It did not disappoint. The neighbourhood is so trendy and fun, so obviously that would be reflected on the spot. The margaritas are amazing and you definitely need to order 1... or 5....More

Thank Brynlea W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tacos, tacos, tacos...go here and buy them all. We had multiple different kinds and they were all great. Big Star margarita was delicious. Coming back here every time I go to Chicago from now on.

Thank aleecek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Swung by for sum fish tacos - noisy outdoor furniture /chairs/ - fish tacos just doesn't taste the same as it used to- but contestant #2 fantastic - contestant number # not so bad - whiskey is good on the flip sill all aside great...More

Thank Drew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard about this place on tv and I thought to myself, next time I'm in town I should check it out. And it didn't disappoint. The restaurant had a big outdoor area and then a sitting inside and then a large bar area. I...More

Thank Alecsandrina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here early on a Saturday afternoon. There was a line of people waiting for tables but the two of us waited for less than 20 minutes. (Just enough time for a run to Stan's Donuts a block away.) In spite of the hectic pace...More

Thank Edgar B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was walking on my way to a different restaurant when I passed this place. It was packed, but the atmosphere was appealing and I ended up going inside. It's a bit cramped on the inside but I was able to get a nice spot...More

Thank cestuneflaneuse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my title says, I was very satisfied with this restaurant. We came upon the place on a wonderful sunny day, which Big Star is perfectly set up for. There is a very large patio for outdoor eating, a bar area inside, and a take...More

Thank dlfitz
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Bonnie V
do you have parking?
31 December 2016|
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Response from Armando F | Reviewed this property |
I din't used any car to move around in Chicago Public transportations is excellent choice; Bus, Train and Uber, not problem at all.....!!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-7767
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From the creators of Avec and Blackbird is a taco stand with delicious house-made tortillas in one of Chicago's biggest hipster arenas.
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